Rich Girard, Author at Granite Grok

Rich Girard

Rich Girard is a well known and highly respected conservative public figure and opinion maker in southern New Hampshire.  A native of Manchester, NH, Rich has devoted nearly three decades to serving and educating the community about the critical issues in state and local politics and government.  Rich’s diverse background includes running for and holding public office, providing leadership and management for other candidates’ political campaigns, extensive experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors, being sought as a political commentator by media outlets across the region, and having started and run three businesses, including a marketing and advertising agency, broadcast media company and a financial services practice.

Joyce Craig

Taxes, Mayor Joyce Craig, and Silence in Manchester

Having recently received my tax bill in Manchester, I noticed something.  The tax increase, projected by both Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and the Board of Aldermen at .49%, was actually nearly triple that amount at 1.4%.  In and of itself, a 1.4% tax increase isn’t earth-shattering.